The Vivian Contest

The Vivian recognizes excellence in romance writing and showcases author talent and creativity. We celebrate the power of the romance genre with its central message of hope--because happily ever afters are for everyone.

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ENTRY CAP UPDATE (Nov 12, 2020): We have now reached our entry cap of 750 entries. Entrants will now be placed on a waitlist and will be released off of it in the order of entry as more judges are accepted. Watch this space for more updates. A final entry cap will be announced November 23 based on the number of judges accepted.

If you're interested in judging The Vivian, find eligibility criteria and the judge application here. The deadline to apply to judge is November 20.


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